Saturday, December 8, 2007

oh yeah, fall was really pretty this year

happiness = time * nature * activity

longing for the land of golden frosted honey leaves



summer at leaf lake

fairy dust

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Friday, November 30, 2007

gadget lust


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Sunday, November 25, 2007

something Atlas Shrugged about this...

This is fantastic. An Italian 57 year old former insurance broker literally pursued his dreams, childhood visions of magnificent, utopic temples, by building them in an elaborate underground system in the hillsides of northern Italy. The result is being called the "8th Wonder of the World" by the Italian government. The idea that someone is so dedicated to fulfilling his dreams is heartbreakingly hopeful to me. Makes me a bit ashamed to find it so hard to even articulate my dreams, let alone pursue them.

A house was built on the hillside and Falco moved in with several friends who shared his vision. Using hammers and picks, they began their dig to create the temples of Damanhur - named after the ancient subterranean Egyptian temple meaning City of Light - in August 1978.

As no planning permission had been granted, they decided to share their scheme only with like-minded people.

Volunteers, who flocked from around the world, worked in four-hour shifts for the next 16 years with no formal plans other than Falco's sketches and visions, funding their scheme by setting up small businesses to serve the local community.

By 1991, several of the nine chambers were almost complete with stunning murals, mosaics, statues, secret doors and stained glass windows. But time was running out on the secret.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

come on ride the train

David Apatoff over at Illustration Art has a great post starting with Hopper's elevated train ride voy-eur-ages:
Sometimes I think that artists, like philosophers, are keyhole peepers at heart. They are observers, once-removed from the primacy of experience by the burden of consciousness.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

a bright idea

has a bunch of functionally cute stuff, like this bulb cup cut from a light bulb. Great gift ideas, all. This one is especially cheeky:

I'm in the midst of moving into my last residence in college. This is the first time since freshman year that I will be living in one space for more than three months, so there is a certain pressure to pimp the pad out...though with prices like these (1 cup = $14), most they can do right now is inspire.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

fashion in a half-shell...

Turdle Power!

for Her

for Him

This is a design I did earlier this year for the first Awesome Creatures t.shirt line. The site is up now so you can finally get your very own fashionably turdy-purdy shirt! (click on pics for direct link)

I personally like the colors for the guys' shirts better, but they're already out of smalls. I'm also a fan of the anyone else really digging that plum color? Yum.

Printed on American Apparel 100% Fine Jersey cotton shirts.

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